The River Church
Upside-Down Prayer
On March 31, we learn how kingdom prayer begins with a name.
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  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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Volunteers for Egg Drop
It’s that time of year again! Before you know it our annual egg drop will be here. It’s on Saturday, April 13, and we need over 100 volunteers to pull it off. Please sign up to volunteer at a kiosk or at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/215669.

Veteran’s Ministry
Are you interested in reaching out to local veterans in need? Consider being part of our veteran’s ministry. We’ll be connecting with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, The Fisher House and with the veterans in our own church family. Please fill out this form if you or one of your family members who attends The River is or was in the military. https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/people/forms/35564 Please contact michelle.puthoff@yahoo.com for more information.

IHN Overnight
We support Interfaith Hospitality Network four times a year by providing homeless families food for lunches, dinner, breakfast and an overnight stay. We need two people (one preferably being a male) to stay overnight at Our Lady of Sorrows church from 9:00pm Friday night May 17 to Saturday morning May 18 at 8:00am. For more information about this opportunity contact Kaitlyn Hertzler at kaithertzler@gmail.com. To sign up, write IHN on your connection card and turn it in at the end of service or in the Connection Room.

Youth Lock-In
The River Youth will be having their annual Lock-In on the evening of Friday, April 5 until the morning of April 6 for all students in 6th-12th grade. They will meet at Eastern Lanes in Middletown for bowling from 9:30pm-12:00am before heading to The River Church for games/activities, food and a movie. To register for this event and for more information go to https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/200009.

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
Join us at The River Church for the Going Beyond Live simulcast on Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 9:30am and will end at 5:30pm.

You will hear practical, biblical teaching. Learn to study God’s Word for yourself and seek God through prayer. You will be able to find spiritual refreshment alongside thousands of women from all walks of life and gain the direction you need to step into God’s plan for your life

Cost is $20 per person which includes lunch and a program guide for notes. Scholarships are available. To sign up go to https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/217005. Contact Cara at cara@HitTheRiver.com with any questions or to request a scholarship.

Baptism
If you would like to be baptized on Easter Sunday, April 21 during one of our services (8:30am, 9:45am, or 11:15am) you can sign up online at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/200027. We would also like to get an audio recording of you sharing your story of becoming a Christ follower that will be shared before you get baptized.

Easter Sunday
He is Risen, Indeed! Come celebrate Easter with us. We have three services on Easter Sunday, April 21 for you to choose from 8:30am, 9:45am, or 11:15am.

Women's Book Club
Come join River Women as we discuss books and make mats for the homeless. We meet weekly at the River Church from 10:00am-12:00pm. Come and stay the whole time or part of the time. Kids are welcome. Questions? Email Margaret at margaret.s.layman@gmail.com or Lucy at lak821@hotmail.com.


Bicycle Affinity Group
The Bicycling Affinity Group kicks off its 2019 season on Saturday, April 6. There will be 2 Saturdays each month until September for a safe and fun ride with others on local bike paths. If you are interested in joining us on any of the rides, or need more information, please contact Phil Wolf at 513-404-7518.

River 101
Interested in learning more about The River Church? Pastor Brad will be teaching our River 101 class on Wednesday, May 1, 6:15pm-8:30pm. This is a great way to learn what we believe, how we operate, and where we’re heading. If you are interested in membership, the class is a prerequisite. Sign up at https://hittheriver.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/208383

E-Newsletter
Once a month we send out an e-newsletter with informative articles, event information, and stories from people in our congregation. If you’d like to receive the e-newsletter, you can sign up online at http://eepurl.com/cTmULD

Get The App
Have you wondered how you can connect with what is going on with The River in an easier way through a simple app on your smart phone? Well, you are in luck! Go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for "My Church Center" to download the app. You will have to choose The River Church as your church and then it will walk you through steps to login. From there you can easily edit your information, sign up for events, and give.

Affinity Groups
Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at https://hittheriver.com/connect-with-us/adults/affinity-groups.

Can We Pray for You?
We have an email network of people who are committed to pray for you wether it’s big or small. Email your prayer request to prayer@HitTheRiver.com.

Angels Among Us
There are times in life when we can be in a situation where a meal would be a blessing, such as after giving birth or when dealing with a medical situation. Through our Angels Among Us ministry, you can help people within our church by bringing them a meal. To join, send an email to info@HitTheRiver.com letting us know you’d like to be part of this ministry. When a need arises, you will receive an email asking if you can sign up to bring a meal. If you are in a situation where you could be blessed by a meal, please email us at info@HitTheRiver.com.
What a great pity that the prayer of such a master is prattled and chattered so irreverently all over the world! How many pray the Lord’s Prayer several thousand times in the course of a year, and if they were to keep on doing so for a thousand years they would not have tasted nor prayed one iota, one dot, of it!
In a word, the Lord’s Prayer is the greatest martyr on earth. Everybody tortures and abuses it; few take comfort and joy in its proper use.
Main Idea: Kingdom prayer begins with a name.
1. We come into his presence as a child to a Father.
a. We come to him on family terms not business terms.
b. We come to him with sweet surrender to his perfect parental care.
“God will always give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows.” -Timothy Keller
2. We come into his presence as a servant to a King.
a. We come in awe.
Isaiah 40:22-23, 26, 28-29 ESV

2. We come into his presence as a servant to a King.
a. We come in awe.
b. We come in submission.
We are ready for Kingdom Prayer when:
• We come before the Father as a child who loves and trust him.
• We come before the King as a servant who worships and submits to him.
How do we surrender?
To see that He surrendered for us.
How will we pray “Thy will be done”?
Because he prayed “Thy will be done” for us.
He knows what it’s like to trust the Father…
under infinitely worse circumstances than we will ever face.
If He said “Thy will be done” for me…
I can say “Thy will be done” for Him – I can trust Him.
If He said “Thy will be done” in His big test…
I can say “Thy will be done” in my little tests.

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Archery, Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at the link below.

https://hittheriver.com/connect-with-us/adults/affinity-groups

Community Groups

We believe life change happens best when people intentionally connect with each other. Our primary way to connect people is through community groups. If you would like to get more information about community groups check out this link, which takes you to our website where you can fill out a form to get connected into one.

http://riv.cc/RivGroups

Give Online

If you would like to join us in impacting the world around us locally and globally you can do so right on your mobile device by clicking the link "Give" below. You can also give by text just text the AMOUNT of your donation to 84321 to make your donation. Thank you for your generosity!

https://hittheriver.churchcenteronline.com/giving